Today's Evil Beet Gossip

Sophia Grace Meets Nicki Minaj!

You remember Sophia Grace Brownlee. She’s the little girl who owned our hearts by doing a stellar performance of Nicki Minaj‘s “Super Bass.” She and her “hype girl” got to go on Ellen yesterday to perform that awesome cover, and it turns out they got an extra surprise: a visit from Nicki Minaj herself!

Here’s a little warning though: don’t watch the video unless you don’t want to be crying your eyes out this early in the morning. Take it from me and the grown ass man sobbing at about the 0:50 mark in the video who I think is Sophia’s father, it’s tough to watch a little girl’s dream come true without getting a little misty-eyed.

Hold Onto Your Butts: Samuel L. Jackson Has Joined Twitter

The afternoon before last, my boyfriend Derek suddenly jumped away from his computer, whooping and yelling.

“What is going on?” I asked him.

“SAMUEL L. JACKSON HAS JOINED TWITTER. AND HE’S VERIFIED,” Derek replied, visibly trembling—whether with thrill or anxiety, I have no idea. Apparently, Jimmy Fallon had just tweeted this information, it had popped up on Derek’s TweetDeck, and now Derek was having a four-alarm celebration/panic attack.

Then he noted aloud that Jackson’s first three tweets were sent from backstage at Late Night.

Well! Turns out that Samuel L. Jackson went on to make the announcement—and his “inaugural” tweet (his fourth, really)—on national television. And I have to admit, this is a very auspicious beginning:

Photo: Samuel L. Jackson's inaugural (well, fourth) tweet

Watch This: Betty White Is STILL “Still Hot”

Photo: Betty White, wearing a tracksuit, holding a boombox

You’ve heard the song! You’ve seen the photos! Now watch the music video!

Here’s Betty White, this time in delicious .flv form, in an epic diva-off with English pop star Luciana.

Last time I covered Betty’s version of Luciana’s “I’m Still Hot,” it didn’t occur to me to listen to the lyrics too carefully. Shame on me! The video is for Lifeline, a program that allows you to sell your life insurance policy off in exchange for beaucoup bucks (it’s something only the terminally ill used to be able to do). Wow! And if this video is to be trusted, you can frivol your insurance away on a mountain of pectorally undulating Rocky Horrors and, also, on that velour tracksuit you’ve always wanted. Of course!

Disturbing message aside, this video is really kind of cute.